Nysa is an up-and-coming DNA retrieval expert well known in the scientific community for her advances in the technology used in the field. After being recruited to work on a secret project by an extraordinarily wealthy and mysterious benefactor, Nysa is moved to a hidden lab outside Denver, Colorado. Isolated from the world and forbidden from contact with anyone outside the facility, she is unaware of the strange occurrences that begin to plague the planet. Her fiancé Alastair becomes concerned about her welfare and, with the help of his father, begins a frantic search for her. They soon come to realize that their quest is producing more questions than answers, and some very unsettling questions at that.
Only one person, the silent man financing the operation, knows the true nature of the experiment. Although unaware of his true identity, Alastair comes to realize his foe will stop at nothing to see the experiment through to its completion.
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struggled to finish.
sometimes it felt more like a Mills and Boon cheap adventure romance and then it wouldswitch to too much detail. Near the end the main character had changed so much that it was hard to believe it was the same guy.
Also there was way too much time spent on birthing and female pregnancy details.
"Five star read!!!"
This is a fast paced book that you will have trouble putting down, at least I know that I did. The concept for the book is excellent. The characters were well developed and very likable. The narration was nearly perfect. I can not say enough good things about this book! Just buy and read it you will not be sorry. I was provided this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review
"Good if a bit rough"
I did really enjoy this book, but the writing felt a bit rough to me. The character development was good though. I liked the characters a lot. They story was quite unique but I was completely baffled as to where the author was going with the story, and the end felt a tad rushed. All that aside I did enjoy this book.
The narrator gave a wonderful performance.
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"Da Vinci Code, Coma, Jurassic Park and Left Behind"
From the start, this book was difficult for me to enjoy due to its overly gritty, crass and graphic writing style, but its narration kept me engaged. The book consists of a mix of many different and somewhat interesting movie plots compressed into a single storyline having a more noir feeling. Mixing all of these aspects of other movies into a single story does not mean it gets one or any of them right. For me it just did not work and in the end I wanted so much more than what the book provided.
A note in this book stated that the author has moved into writing more Young Adult (YA) books, however this book is not intended, nor does the author say it is, for younger audiences; you have been warned.
From the start, this book felt gritty and at times overly descriptive, more for shock value than what was necessary to tell a great story involving cloning, hacking, and political intrigue. I know the author did his research along with consulting on medical, computers, and other areas from third-parties. However, the author often does not leave anything to the reader’s imagination. It is put right out in front you, the reader, and at times seems forced. I like descriptive authors, but mostly to help me paint a picture of what is going on at the time. I do not need as much detail of a medical procedure as if I were the doctor needing to perform it afterwards.
Many of the scenes included heavy use of vulgar/explicit language that really was not necessary for the telling of the story. The author also includes scenes involving heavy use of alcohol and smoking along with detailed and descriptive sexual and medical procedures as stated above. Nearly all of the characters to me appeared in more ways than one to be dysfunctional, flat, and at times forced. I wanted to really like the characters, yet due to their own self-inflicted emotional wounds I found it difficult to attach or relate myself to any one of them.
The author has scenes containing negative religious overtones from both a political perspective and within the main character’s family. This is one area I wished the author had done more research on the subject matter. The main character’s upbringing as a pastors’ kid (PK) seemed overly dysfunctional and their later conversations in the book were not what I would expect a pastor and his son to discuss. For me, this aspect was over the top and prevented me from enjoying the book as I had expected or hoped. A rather simple thing that should have come from research is that the book of the Bible is called “Revelation” and not “Revelations”.
Based on the audiobook’s narration, Mr. Gallagher did an excellent job. The audio was clean, crisp and did not contain any sounds artifacts (pops, swallows, clicks, etc.) that distracted the listener; good job sir. Although the narrator has not voiced many book on Audible at this time, I remembered his voice from his narration of “Ark-13”; which I also enjoyed. Kevin was able to voice the many different characters, including female ones, without difficulty or going into falsetto like other audiobooks I have listened too. I enjoyed the extra dramatization added to specific chapters; not wanting to give away any secrets. I know how difficult it is to narrate an audiobook, so I want to say thank you for making this book one that I could complete even when I did not enjoy the story itself.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to the reviewer by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for a non-bias review.
I think I might have enjoyed this book better in print only because it would have drawn out the suspense for me.
I liked the mother giving birth. I felt empathy for her.
This book was gifted to me by the author with the understanding that I post an honest and unbiased review.
While the story is creative and entertaining it took me a long time to get into it. The story grabs you from the start with "This was to be his last day on earth". Then basically slows down and slowly builds back up again. The story switches back and forth in the beginning in a confusing/choppy kind of way, because your not sure what is going on or who the players are. Which works great in many stories but just felt off for me in this story. Once the story gets going though it is a very entertaining, interesting, engaging and enjoyable listen. Plenty of twists and turns to keep the story moving.
The story has a little bit of everything romance, mystery, religion, politics, science and more.
A little less detail in some areas would have been better.
Kevin Gallagher does a good job with the narration. This is the first time I have heard him narrate a book. Pleasant voice, smooth even pace and clearly spoken. Really good character voices. Overall very enjoyable narrator to listen to.
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"Interesting take on the end of days"
I enjoyed listening to this book. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
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I figured out this mystery not too far into this audiobook. There was romance, secret projects that no one is allowed to speak about. I can't say too much so I won't spoil plot!
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
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